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an 11 year old girl killed herself due to bullies. Update now includes link to story

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She was only 11. :( link coming shortly.

The parents of an elementary school student who took her own life want to help other parents avoid dealing with such loss.

David Petee said that his 11-year-old daughter, Hailey, took her own life on Sunday morning. He said that she just no longer could deal with the bullying she encountered.

“She was daddy’s little princess, who I’ll never get to hold again, never see another birthday,” David said. “I won’t get to see my little girl grow up.”

David described his daughter as bright, adventurous and someone who aspired to sing.

Behind her beautiful smile, though, was a deep sadness and fear, her parents said.

Mother Melinda Groce said that her daughter, a fifth-grader at London Elementary School, was tormented by her peers before and after school.

“She would cry every day coming home from the bus stop, every day she was crying, she didn’t want to get on the bus,” Melinda said.

Melinda said that Hailey was constantly bullied because she wore glasses and struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder with hyperactivity.

Despite Melinda’s efforts to stop it, the bullying continued for more than a year. She said that her daughter just gave up Sunday morning.

“I saw her light on, so I thought she was awake, and I opened the door, and she was just hanging on the bed, and there was nothing I could do,” Melinda said.

The parents said that their daughter tried to stop the bullying. A few weeks ago, they found a piece of artwork that read, “Stop Bullying, Free Zone.”

We found this, she made a couple of weeks ago in school, for the reason of she wanted to put a stop to it,” David said.

Melinda, who said that Hailey was not bullied while in the school building, said that they would fight for other bullied children whose voices go unheard.

“This is not a joke,” Melinda said. “If these kids think it’s OK to do this to other kids because it’s funny to them, it’s not funny when you’re hurting another family. It may not be you, but you’re taking a kid away from someone else.”

School officials said that they were unaware of any recent bullying complaints involving Hailey but that such behavior at school is strictly prohibited and would not be tolerated.

The school planned to have grief counselors on hand on Monday to help other students deal with the loss.

Watch 10TV News and refresh 10TV.com for more information.

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/01/27/london-parents-say-11-year-old-was-driven-to-suicide-because-of-bullying.html

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 27, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Replies (11-20):
Aleta775
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:09 PM

OMG! I'm so sorry. 

Quoting thickmamaof2:

So sad. My little sister did the same thing 14 months ago. she had just turned 13 three days before


KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

This was almost me when I was a kid...   only, I was abused at home... not just at school.   Life really SUCKED as a kid...   I'm surprised I'm here.

DH and I may not be the best parents in the world, but we provide a home that is full of love.  We enjoy laughing with our children and seeing joy on their faces.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:10 PM

 an 11 year old girl did that a few years ago here.  :( It was terrible and I still think about it a lot.  She as in a class that I taught.  She didn't do it because of bullies though.

AutymsMommy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:12 PM
:(
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thickmamaof2
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Thank you

Quoting Aleta775:

OMG! I'm so sorry. 

Quoting thickmamaof2:

So sad. My little sister did the same thing 14 months ago. she had just turned 13 three days before


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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM
2 moms liked this

This is one reason when I hear that someone may be or is bullying my kids or grandkids, I go to the school and freak the fuck out on everyone...the Principal, the bully kid and his/her parents. It only takes one time and they leave my kids alone....smdh

r3girls
by Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Same exact story for me.....its only made me stronger but my childhood truly sucked... between the physical abuse at home and at school with nobody to turn to....i was so alone...awful feeling


Quoting KrissyKC:

This was almost me when I was a kid...   only, I was abused at home... not just at school.   Life really SUCKED as a kid...   I'm surprised I'm here.

DH and I may not be the best parents in the world, but we provide a home that is full of love.  We enjoy laughing with our children and seeing joy on their faces.


ksueditz
by on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:24 PM



Quoting secondboy2012:

This makes me sad. 11 is still a baby :(

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secondboy2012
by Gold Member on Jan. 27, 2013 at 11:29 PM
I'm so sorry. My mom committed suicide when I was 13 bc of depression. It was the hardest thing I've ever gone through, but a child would be so much harder. I can't even imagine and honestly I cried thinking about it.

Quoting thickmamaof2:

So sad. My little sister did the same thing 14 months ago. she had just turned 13 three days before
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lancet98
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:54 AM

 

Look, another suicide myth.

There are plenty of them, though, especially around the subject of suicide attempts.   These are often 'trying it out' behaviors and quite often do lead to suicide.  

There are other myths of course - 'they're angry', 'they're selish/cowardly/lazy', 'people who talk about it don't do it', 'people who attempt it aren't serious/just want attention', and 'such and such a group doesn't commit suicide'.

All bull.

Dangerous, even deadly, myths, and maureen813 should be ashamed and embarrassed, for spreading such dangerous myths.   Get educated and until you are, STFU.

Just on this thread, among the few random people showing up and reading it, count the numbers.  

Also, yours was not EXACTLY the most sensitive and empathic comment to make at the point when someone says they lost their young sister to suicide.

As well as being a stupid, ignorant myth, and a deadly one at that.

Having lost a relative to suicide I find your comment EXTREMELY offensive and ill-timed.

Quoting maureen813:

The age and gender surprise me as few female preadolescents successfully complete a suicide attempt.

 

 

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